Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Mr Jukes announces details of UK/European Autumn tour. Debut Album "God First" out now

Mr Jukes – the solo project of Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club – has announced details of an Autumn UK and European tour, including his largest headline show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

With his debut show at London’s Village Underground on the 11th July selling out in under 24 hours, and having performed two intimate ‘An Evening With Mr Jukes’ shows at The Slaughtered Lamb that sold out within hours of being announced, Mr Jukes will play the following shows later in the year:

Monday 18th September – Brighton Concorde 2
Tuesday 19th September – Bristol The Marble Factory
Wednesday 20th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday 22nd September – Glasgow King Tuts
Saturday 23rd September – Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 24th September – Manchester Academy 2
Monday 25th September – Birmingham O2 Institute 2
Tuesday 26th September – Amsterdam Paradiso
Wednesday 27th September – Berlin Musik & Frieden
Friday 29th September – Paris La Boule Noire

Says Jack of the tour and live set up: "Can't wait to play this album live! I've somehow found myself with a nine piece band, no electronics just organic soulful horns, vocals, keys, drums and me on bass. Come check it out."

This August will also see Mr Jukes play his first festival show at Japan’s Summer Sonic.
Mr Jukes released his debut album ‘God First’ via Island Records on the 14th July. The album places Jack centre stage as an artist, composer, producer and sample-hound and features collaborations with De La Soul, Horace Andy, Lianne La Havas, BJ the Chicago Kid and Charles Bradley.

Jack on making the album: “On Mr Jukes I have the freedom to go right to the end of any idea I might have so if I want to use, say, a Grant Green sample and have Charles Bradley singing over it, I can do that. It’s been very exciting.”

That freedom certainly seems to be paying off – ‘Angels/Your Love’ and ‘Grant Green’ have been Mistajam’s Hottest Record’s in the World on Radio 1, both have gone Top 5 on Spotify’s Viral Chart and been playlisted by 6Music. Newest release ‘Leap of Faith’ was a World Record on Beats1 and his debut headline show at London’s Village Underground on the 11th July sold out in under 24 hours. All of this has been coupled with key tastemaker support from the likes of Pitchfork, Noisey, Wonderland, Fader and DIY.

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“A globetrotting, genre-hopping sound”Evening Standard
"An old-school feel while creating an entirely new experience” - Pitchfork
"Soulful, brassy...joyous" - Fader

Thursday, 6 July 2017

First Taste from Flyte. New release "Cathy Come Home", Debut Album & UK Headline Tour Dates

'Cathy Come Home' is a first taste of what's to come from Flyte's highly anticipated debut album, set to be released on August 25th. 
In the school of Grizzly Bear, Alt J, and Fleet Foxes they have used their four voices to guide their sound, avoiding crashing cymbals and layers of electric guitars in favour of a more crafted, carefully constructed approach. Lead singer Will Taylor's style of lyric writing weaves threads of George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh with Nick Drake and Ray Davies, tapping into the English malaise and coming of age nostalgia like so many writers before him.
Flyte separately admit that as early as age ten, a career in music was their only ambition. Drummer Jon Supran and bassist Nick Hill met guitarist Will Taylor at their local comprehensive school, where Will's parents both taught English. They later came upon keys player Sam Berridge busking at Tottenham Court Road station after moving to Hackney in their late teens. Accomplished songwriters who quickly earned a reputation for their trademark vocal arrangements and live show, the band released a flurry of alternative singles before pairing up with Courtney Barnett producer Burke Reid to create their first full length record.

Flyte's debut album is out on August 25 2017.

Fri 15 Sep 2017  United Kingdom Southampton The Joiners
Sat 16 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Brighton Patterns
Tue 19 Sep 2017 United Kingdom London Scala
Mon 25 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge Portland Arms
Tue 26 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Norwich The Waterfront Studio
Wed 27 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Newhampton Arts Centre
Thu 28 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff Gwdihลต Cafรฉ Bar
Sat 30 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Leicester The Cookie
Sun 1 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Oxford The Cellar
Mon 2 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Guildford Boileroom
Wed 4 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Hull The Polar Bear
Thu 5 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Leeds Chapel
Fri 6 Oct 2017 United Kingdom York The Fulford Arms
Sat 7 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Manchester Neighbourhood Festival
Mon 09 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham The Bodega
Tue 10 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham Academy 3
Wed 11 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool Buyers' Club
Thu 12 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Bristol Exchange

Flyte "Cathy Come Home" UK Headlie Tour and Debut Album
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"Echoes of early solo macca" – The Sunday Times

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Josh Barry - When I'm Grown (Glastonbury session)

Next Big Thing?..........

Josh Barry was crowned the winner of Glastonbury Festival 2017 Emerging Talent Competition, which is supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation